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Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson out with shoulder injury, again

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Johnson has been laying the lumber but dealing with injuries in the process.

Buffalo Bills cornerback Taron Johnson has left the game against the New York Jets with a shoulder injury. It’s been an ongoing problem for the rookie, who missed a game earlier in the year with the same problem.

Johnson, the 2018 fourth-round pick, has played a majority of snaps for the Bills in 2018. He’s been the team’s primary slot cornerback all year after beating out Phillip Gaines during training camp. He missed Week 2 after injuring his shoulder. He’s known for laying some big hits, but if he keeps injuring himself, he may want to rethink that philosophy.

After the release of Gaines, the Bills promoted Levi Wallace from the practice squad at cornerback. Ryan Lewis found his way into the game after the injury to Johnson. Deon Lacy also saw time in the defensive backfield.

Johnson had one interception and three defended passes before today’s game in addition to his 33 tackles.